Winter at the Sedgwick

Night at our Museum

Statue with lights

Thursday 18th December
17.00 - 19.00, free, drop in, all ages

Enjoy an after dark visit to the museum.
We can't guarantee that the giant deer or our iguanodon will come alive at night, but follow our new trail and see what you can discover in the shadows.

Don't forget your torch.



Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 16:00 


As part of the Museum's new exciting project arising from the recent award from Arts Council England Designation Development Fund, a project conservator, Rachel Howie, has been working on some of the Museum's most prized specimens with the aim of enhancing digital access to these special objects.

One of the most iconic of Cambrian age fossils from the famous Burgess Shale is a little (3.5 cm long) creature called Hallucigenia, which has been the subject of considerable controversy for several decades. Now, researchers, Martin Smith and Javier Ortega-Hernandez from the Department of Earth Sciences have reinvestigated this strange creature and its relationship to other animals.